1The girl who sued her parents for posting embarrassing childhood pictures on Facebook
She claims that even though she was 11-years-old when her parents started sharing photos of her with their Facebook friends, they went as far as to post pics of her as a toddler, without ever asking if it was alright. “They knew no shame and no limit — and didn't care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot — every stage was photographed and then made public,” the young plaintiff said.
The girl (only known as Anna) added that she was only able to see the photos posted on Facebook by her parents when she was 14, after setting up her own account on the world's most popular social network.
Angry and upset, Anna asked her parents to remove the over 500 photos of her, but they refused. She kept asking, but was faced with constant refusal, and felt that she had no other way to coerce them than by taking them to court. (Source)
2The woman who is suing her parents for naming her Clamidya
Her name — Clamidya — is eerily similar to the sexually transmitted disease, Chlamydia trachomatis, commonly called Chlamydia, and made her an easy target for her high school companions to bully her. (Source)
3The 25-year-old man who sued his parents for his allowance
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4The 20-year-old who successfully sued his mom for a $5,000 Bar Mitzvah gift
A judge ruled that Jordan Zeidman was entitled to the Bar Mitzvah gift from his grandmother that his mother was apparently holding for his college fund. Zeidman's parents divorced in 1998 and agreed to contribute to their son's college fund, according to Nassau County judge Scott Fairgrieve's ruling.
Among the evidence Fairgrieve cited was Zeidman's testimony that at his Bar Mitzvah in October 2007, his grandmother said, "I have $5,000 for you. Just like I gave to your brother and sister. And I'm going to give it to your mom to hold for you." (Source)
5The cheerleader who sued her parents to pay for her college tuition
Rachel Canning of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit asking the court to have her parents pay the outstanding tuition for her private high school, her living and transportation expenses for the foreseeable future, and use money from an existing college fund to pay for at least some of her college education. She even asked that they pay her legal fees.
Canning eventually dropped the lawsuit after a judge denied her request for living expenses and moved back in with her parents. The story has a happy ending for the honor student/cheerleader. She landed a $56,000 scholarship to Western New England University. (Source)
6The trans woman who sued her parents to "live her truth"
Christine Kitzler was initially prevented from obtaining surgery when her parents filed an emergency petition demanding that a guardian is appointed for her claiming she was incompetent.
A few days later, Kitzler, 48, was given the OK from a Philadelphia area judge to go ahead with her surgery — a decision her fellow friends and supporters in Myrtle Beach's transgender community were thankful for. (Source)
7The boy who "divorced" his parents at age 12